Summary Book Review "Dark Heart(s)". Family Secrets and Hidden Selves in the Work of Charlotte Mendelson by Elisa Valerie Thieme:
Download or read book "Dark Heart(s)". Family Secrets and Hidden Selves in the Work of Charlotte Mendelson written by Elisa Valerie Thieme and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2015-02-18 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Master's Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (DEL), course: British Studies, language: English, abstract: An analysis of genesis of Mendelson's writing with particular focus on her British-Jewish background. So far, the British-Jewish novelist Charlotte Mendelson has published four books, namely "Love in Idleness" (2001), "Daughters of Jerusalem" (2003), "When We Were Bad" (2007), and "Almost English" (2013), which could all be typified as intercultural coming-of-age novels. The main source of inspiration appears to be Mendelson’s own multi-ethnic background. – She was born in London in 1972 and grew up in St John’s College, Oxford, where her father taught public international law. But even though she is English-born and has a Cockney grandfather, Mendelson identifies herself as not in the least English since her paternal grandmother stemmed from “’Latvia and Poland’” (qtd. in Westbrook) and her maternal grandparents were “’Hungarian-speaking-Czech, Ruthenian for about 10 minutes [and also somewhat] Carpathian mountainy’” (qtd. in Edemariam) and came to England with “the last train out of Prague” (Mendelson) fleeing from the Nazis as Jewish refugees (cf. Mendelson). Especially her maternal grandparents are a lasting inspiration for Mendelson. Her “’Hungarian side is the side [she] like[s] showing off the most’” (qtd. in Westbrook) and is repeatedly referred to in interviews. Her hybrid background “has enabled [Mendelson] to become an essentially diasporic writer” (Cheyette, Diaspora and Multiculturalism 54) When reading Mendelson’s novels in chronological order, it seems as if her writing has undergone some development. Recurring topics and tropes, such as living in a supposedly “cryptic” family microcosm and the difficulties of finding one’s identity in circumstances that resemble “exile”, are condensed, deepened, and shaped into more complex versions. Hence, her work seems to display a form of literary genesis with the latest publication, the Booker-nominated AE, the climax of Mendelson’s oeuvre so far. True to the notion that a Jewish writer is not necessarily one who charters the word ‘Jew’ in his writings, but the one for whom the word ‘Jew’ is contained in all the words of the dictionary” (Jabés qtd. in Brauner 185), Mendelson repeatedly uses themes which are very characteristic in Jewish writing, including problems in identity formation, feeling left out and suffering from unspoken truths about the experiences of ancestors (related to the Holocaust).
Summary Book Review Diasporas of the Mind by Bryan Cheyette:
Download or read book Diasporas of the Mind written by Bryan Cheyette and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2014-02-28 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this fascinating and erudite book, Bryan Cheyette throws new light on a wide range of modern and contemporary writers—some at the heart of the canon, others more marginal—to explore the power and limitations of the diasporic imagination after the Second World War. Moving from early responses to the death camps and decolonization, through internationally prominent literature after the Second World War, the book culminates in fresh engagements with contemporary Jewish, post-ethnic, and postcolonial writers.div /DIVdivCheyette regards many of the twentieth- and twenty-first-century luminaries he examines—among them Hannah Arendt, Anita Desai, Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi, Primo Levi, Caryl Phillips, Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie, Edward Said, Zadie Smith, and Muriel Spark—as critical exemplars of the diasporic imagination. Against the discrete disciplinary thinking of the academy, he elaborates and argues for a new comparative approach across Jewish and postcolonial histories and literatures. And in so doing, Cheyette illuminates the ways in which histories and cultures can be imagined across national and communal boundaries./DIV
Summary Book Review Émigré, Exile, Diaspora, and Transnational Movements of the Crimean Tatars by Filiz Tutku Aydın:
Download or read book Émigré, Exile, Diaspora, and Transnational Movements of the Crimean Tatars written by Filiz Tutku Aydın and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-07-20 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explains the unexpected mobilization of the Crimean Tatar diaspora in recent decades through an exploration of the exile experiences of the Crimean Tatars in Central Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and North America. This book adds to the growing literature on diaspora case studies and is essential reading for researchers and students of diasporas, migration, ethnicity, nationalism, transnationalism, identity formation and social movements. Moreover, this book is relevant both for specialists in Crimean Tatar Studies and for the larger fields of Communist, Post-Communist, Middle Eastern, European, and American studies.
Summary Book Review World of Diasporas: Different Perceptions on the Concept of Diaspora by Harjinder Singh Majhail:
Download or read book World of Diasporas: Different Perceptions on the Concept of Diaspora written by Harjinder Singh Majhail and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-12-06 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers an account of heart touching insights into the world of diasporas in an arcade of writers highlighting their interesting research in diaspora.
Summary Book Review Diplomacy & Diaspora by Dr Lm Singhvi:
Download or read book Diplomacy & Diaspora written by Dr Lm Singhvi and published by Prabhat Prakashan. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: National Security at its simplest means the nation’s control of its borders and the preservation of its territorial integrity including its airspace and territorial waters. Above all, it means the protection of national institutions of governance and the freedom of the people without subversion, infiltration and disruption. On the other hand, there can be no real national security without international security. Diplomacy is an instrument of establishing and maintaining the equilibrium of national and international security. Both diplomacy and national security have their roots in the conceptual scheme and operational aspects of sovereignty, which is the hallmark of States. National security and diplomacy are inextricably interwoven. Indeed defence and diplomacy, the diplomat and the soldier have much in common except that their battle-lines and locations, their target areas, their weapons and equipment and their strategies and tactics are distinct and are tackled differently. Diplomacy is the defence of one’s country and its interests beyond its frontiers, but in a sense, diplomacy only an extension of national security. The intelligence network of the country both within the country and overseas plays a vital role in both in diplomacy and for national security.
Summary Book Review Diaspora Poetics and Homing in South Asian Women's Writing by Shilpa Daithota Bhat:
Download or read book Diaspora Poetics and Homing in South Asian Women's Writing written by Shilpa Daithota Bhat and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2018-03-14 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book looks at women writers from the South Asian region who negotiate Home from the vantage point of in-between space—defined through the mythical concept of Trishanku and the frameworks of migration, historical consciousness, colonialism, interracial experiences, fragmented memories, nostalgia, and hyphenated identities.
Summary Book Review Diaspora for Development in Africa by Sonia Plaza:
Download or read book Diaspora for Development in Africa written by Sonia Plaza and published by World Bank Publications. This book was released on 2011 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The diaspora of developing countries can be a potent force for development, through remittances, but more importantly, through promotion of trade, investment, knowledge and technology transfers. The book aims to consolidate research and evidence on these issues with a view to formulating policies in both sending and receiving countries.
Summary Book Review Diaspora and Visual Culture by Nicholas Mirzoeff:
Download or read book Diaspora and Visual Culture written by Nicholas Mirzoeff and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In examining the visual culture of the classic African and Jewish diasporas, contributors address different aspects of the multiple viewpoints inherent in diasporic cultures.
Summary Book Review Chinese Women Traversing Diaspora by Sharon K. Hom:
Download or read book Chinese Women Traversing Diaspora written by Sharon K. Hom and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 1999 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributors to this collection were born in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. They are geographic inhabitants of various overseas diaspora Chinese communities as well as figurative inhabitants of imagined heterogeneous and hybrid communities. They draw on backgrounds in law, journalism, choreography, film, martial arts, and literature, and discuss questions of identity, social location, voice, and feminist solidarity. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Summary Book Review Queer Roots for the Diaspora by Jarrod Hayes:
Download or read book Queer Roots for the Diaspora written by Jarrod Hayes and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2016-08-11 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Uses comparative narratives to explore the dualism between marginalization and the desire for roots within a rooted identity
Summary Book Review Redefining Russian Literary Diaspora, 1920-2020 by Maria Rubins:
Download or read book Redefining Russian Literary Diaspora, 1920-2020 written by Maria Rubins and published by UCL Press. This book was released on 2021-03-11 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the century that has passed since the start of the massive post-revolutionary exodus, Russian literature has thrived in multiple locations around the globe. What happens to cultural vocabularies, politics of identity, literary canon and language when writers transcend the metropolitan and national boundaries and begin to negotiate new experience gained in the process of migration? Redefining Russian Literary Diaspora, 1920-2020 sets a new agenda for the study of Russian diaspora writing, countering its conventional reception as a subsidiary branch of national literature and reorienting the field from an excessive emphasis on the homeland and origins to an analysis of transnational circulations that shape extraterritorial cultural practices. Integrating a variety of conceptual perspectives, ranging from diaspora and postcolonial studies to the theories of translation and self-translation, World Literature and evolutionary literary criticism, the contributors argue for a distinct nature of diasporic literary expression predicated on hybridity, ambivalence and a sense of multiple belonging. As the complementary case studies demonstrate, diaspora narratives consistently recode historical memory, contest the mainstream discourses of Russianness, rewrite received cultural tropes and explore topics that have remained marginal or taboo in the homeland. These diverse discussions are framed by a focused examination of diaspora as a methodological perspective and its relevance for the modern human condition.
Summary Book Review Asian Diaspora and East-West Modernity by Sheng-mei Ma:
Download or read book Asian Diaspora and East-West Modernity written by Sheng-mei Ma and published by Purdue University Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, Asian Diaspora and East-West Modernity, Sheng-mei Ma analyzes Asian, Asian diaspora, and Orientalist discourse and probes into the conjoinedness of West and East and modernity's illusions. Drawing from Anglo-American, Asian American, and Asian literature, as well as J-horror and manga, Chinese cinema, the internet, and the Korean Wave, Ma's analyses render fluid the two hemispheres of the globe, the twin states of being and nonbeing, and things of value and nonentity. Suspended on the stylistic tightrope between research and poetry, critical analysis and intution, Asian Diaspora restores affect and heart to diaspora in between East and West, at-homeness and exilic attrition. Diaspora, by definition, stems as much from socioeconomic and collective displacement as it points to emotional reaction. This book thus challenges the fossilized conceptualizations in area studies, ontology, and modernism.
Summary Book Review Critical Realism, Somalia and the Diaspora Community by Abdullahi Haji-Abdi:
Download or read book Critical Realism, Somalia and the Diaspora Community written by Abdullahi Haji-Abdi and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-17 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Critical Realism, Somalia and the Diaspora Community equips new researchers with a simplified knowledge of critical realism suitable to the degree of their comprehension. Moreover, it offers a step by step example of research using all levels of critical realism. This book resulted from the endeavour of a researcher, new to critical realism who, however, sought to apply all parts and phases of critical realism to his subject matter. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 provides an outline of the three phases of critical realism: original/basic critical realism, dialectical critical realism and the philosophy of metaReality. Part 2 presents a case study that applied critical realism as a research-theory framework. The case study explores the formation of the Somali Community Organisations in the UK and develops a retroductive model that outlines their role in engaging the Somali Diaspora Community with the issue of sustainability. Part 3 presents reflections towards the geo-historical study of Somalia and explains the origins of the civil war and the dispersal that resulted in the formation of Somali Diaspora Communities in different parts of the world. This book will be of interest to Critical Realists, researchers on and in Africa, agencies interested in Somali affairs, researchers on diaspora and refugees, Somali Community Co-ordinators and local council authorities in the UK and Europe.
Summary Book Review Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies by Robin Cohen:
Download or read book Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies written by Robin Cohen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-09-03 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The word ‘diaspora’ has leapt from its previously confined use – mainly concerned with the dispersion of Jews, Greeks, Armenians and Africans away from their natal homelands – to cover the cases of many other ethnic groups, nationalities and religions. But this ‘horizontal’ scattering of the word to cover the mobility of many groups to many destinations, has been paralleled also by ‘vertical’ leaps, with the word diaspora being deployed to cover more and more phenomena and serve more and more objectives of different actors. With sections on ‘debating the concept’, ‘complexity’, ‘home and home-making’, ‘connections’ and ‘critiques’, the Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies is likely to remain an authoritative reference for some time. Each contribution includes a targeted list of references for further reading. The editors have carefully blended established scholars of diaspora with younger scholars looking at how diasporas are constructed ‘from below’. The adoption of a variety of conceptual perspectives allows for generalization, contrasts and comparisons between cases. In this exciting and authoritative collection over 40 scholars from many countries have explored the evolving use of the concept of diaspora, its possibilities as well as its limitations. This Handbook will be indispensable for students undertaking essays, debates and dissertations in the field.
Summary Book Review Asian Diaspora Poetry in North America by Benzi Zhang:
Download or read book Asian Diaspora Poetry in North America written by Benzi Zhang and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-12-12 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presenting a new way of reading that helps us discern some previously unnoticed or unnoticeable features of Asian diaspora poetry, this volume highlights how poetry plays a significant role in mediating and defining cross-cultural and transnational positions. Asian diaspora poetry in North America is a rich body of poetic works that not only provide valuable material for us to understand the lives and experiences of Asian diasporas, but also present us with an opportunity to examine some of the most important issues in current literary and cultural studies. As a mode of writing across cultural and national borders, these poetic works challenge us to reconsider the assumptions and meanings of identity, nation, home, and place in a broad cross-cultural context. In recent postcolonial studies, diaspora has been conceived not only as a process of migration in which people crossed and traversed the borders of different countries, but also as a double relationship between different cultural origins. With all its complexity and ambiguity associated with the experience of multi-cultural mediation, diaspora, as both a process and a relationship, suggests an act of constant repositioning in confluent streams that accommodate to multiple cultural traditions. By examining how Asian diaspora poets maintain and represent their cultural differences in North America, Zhang is able to seek new perspectives for understanding and analyzing the intrinsic values of Asian cultures that survive and develop persistently in North American societies.
Summary Book Review Cartographies of Diaspora by Avtar Brah:
Download or read book Cartographies of Diaspora written by Avtar Brah and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-08-18 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By addressing questions of culture, identity and politics, Cartographies of Diaspora throws new light on discussions about `difference' and `diversity', informed by feminism and post-structuralism. It examines these themes by exploring the intersections of `race', gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, generation and nationalism in different discourses, practices and political contexts. The first three chapters map the emergence of `Asian' as a racialized category in post-war British popular and political discourse and state practices. It documents Asian cultural and political responses paying particular attention to the role of gender and generation. The remaining six chapters analyse the debate on `difference', `diversity' and `diaspora' across different sites, but mainly within feminism, anti-racism, and post-structuralism.
Summary Book Review Sikh Diaspora in Japan by Masako Azuma:
Download or read book Sikh Diaspora in Japan written by Masako Azuma and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-26 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Sikh community is one of the largest groups of Indians abroad and many studies of these migrants have been conducted. The Sikh temples which are called gurdwaras are seen at all the places where Sikh migrants have settled. As other Indian migrants, Sikhs too have struggled to maintain their social and cultural customs in the societies they have moved to. Inspite of facing difficulties, Sikh migrants have created a synthesis of their own culture with the culture of their place of emigration. This hybridity in migrants’ culture brings us an understanding of the migrants as Diaspora who are in a in-between world among their place of origin and their present residence. This book focuses on the social and cultural practices of Sikh Diaspora in Japan which is not large when compared to other places. The gurdwaras located in different cities like Kobe and Tokyo, are described in this volume as not only religious places but also socializing spaces where the Sikh culture thrives. The two gurdwaras represent diverse social contexts of Sikh migrants in Japan showing myriad features. The volume shows how the Sikh Diaspora in Japan have struggled in their new world and created their own thriving culture through global and local networks. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka